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Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced -- one motivated purely by its profitable potential -- and half-­Navajo, half-­Anglo geologist Jamie Waterman's conflicted soul is beckoning him back to the eerie, unforgiving planet. As commander of the new exploratory team, he will have to contend with a bitter and destructive rivalry, a disturbing new emotional attraction, and deadly, incomprehensible "accidents" that appear to be sabotage, all of which could doom the mission to failure. But there is much more at stake than Waterman's personal redemption and the safety of his crew. For there are still great secrets to be uncovered on this cruel and enigmatic world -- not the least being something he glimpsed in the far distance during his first Martian excursion: an improbable structure perched high in the planet's carmine cliffs; a dwelling that only an intelligent being could have built. Amazon.­com Review In Ben Bova's 1992 bestselling book Mars , . . .

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Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-­orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And it its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history...

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This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-­torn Troy. There he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector and swift Achilles. Lukka is the man who built the Trojan horse for crafty Odysseus, who toppled the walls of Jericho for the Isrealites, who stole beautiful Helen--­the legendary face that launched a thousand ships--­from her husband Menaleus after the fall of Troy and fought his way across half the known world to bring her safely to Egypt.
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In�Ben Bova's�novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into�Jupiter's hostile planetwide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call�the planet�their home. Unprepared for the host...

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Series : Book 4 of "Ben Bova's Grand Tour of the Universe"
The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system. The ground is hot enough to melt aluminum. The air pressure is so high it has crushed spacecraft landers as though they were tin cans. The sky is perpetually covered with clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere is a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and poisonous gases.­This is where Van Humphries must go. Or die trying.­His older brother perished in the first attempt to land a man on Venus, years before, and his father had always hated Van for surviving when his brother died. Now his father is offering a ten billion dollar prize to the first person to land on Venus and return his oldest son's remains.­To everyone's surprise, Van takes up the offer. But what Van Humphries will find on Venus will change everything--­our understanding of Venus, of global warming on Earth, and his knowledge of who he is.

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THE IRREPRESSIBLE SAM GUNN�A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women--­though not necessarily in that order.­� A man with the ego (and stature) of a Napoleon, the business acumen of a P. T. Barnum,...

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In novels like Mars and Moonbase, and Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as Privateers, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, Ben Bova has been telling the stories of the wars and rivalries, the outsize individuals, public crusades, and private pass...

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Eleven essential classics in one volume This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing eleven great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country. This volume contains novellas by Poul Anderson, John W. Campbell, Lester del Rey, Robert A. Heinlein, C.­M. Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore, Eric Frank Russell, Cordwainer Smith, Theodore Sturgeon, H. G. Wells, and Jack Williamson.

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Series : Book 18 of "Grand Tour"
Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-­five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.­S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.­Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.

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John O'Ryan is not a god...­not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of o...

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